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I was contacted by a representative from Online Pet Shop asking if I'd be interested in trying out some of their dog treats. Of course I said yes because Lola loves treats and I'm still figuring out what ingredients and flavors work best for a growing English Bulldog. Seeing that bulldogs typically have so many food allergies, I really have to study the ingredients to make sure it will work for her.

They had a ton of different treat options but I picked out the Canidae Grain-Free Biscuits with Salmon & Sweet Potato because I thought they sounded healthy and tasty at the same time. Lola has been eating these dog treats every evening for the past couple weeks and she loves them. I'm so glad they sent me a good size bag to last a while. To my pleasant surprise they also included a Multipet Plush Dog Toy in the package which Lola quickly ran off with and has been entertained with since she received it.

I only recently discovered Chewy via Steph and some other bloggers so I've been browsing through their website to find other treats and doggie accessories (such as a new collar). Lola is a growing pup so she's been outgrowing her things and even needs to move on from small dog treats.

Now that I'm familiar with their online pet store, some things that stand out to me is the quality of their dog treats (healthy and nutritious ingredients), the reasonable prices on things like leashes and collars, and a big one is their free 1-2 day shipping on orders over $49. 

Their customer service is also second to none and my interaction with their representative over the past few weeks has been exceptional. She's been very helpful and also genuinely interested in learning more about Lola to recommend products that would work best for her.

I'm so happy to find an online pet store I can use moving forward cause the Big Guy above knows I'd never enter another store if I didn't have to. Online shopping is really a time saver with my busy work and personal life schedule.

Disclosure: The above two products were provided by complimentary for testing purposes but the review provided is solely mine (and Lola's) own and honest opinion.

Spring Wedding & Weekend Fun

With us losing an hour over the weekend, I can't say today is my favorite Monday of the year. I blame that on not being a morning person but it's officially Spring and I think that's exciting enough. 

Friday night was relaxing. We watched Horrible Bosses 2 at home with a glass of wine to unwind from the hectic work week.

Of course Lola loved all the attention and snuggles on the couch.

On Saturday, we headed two hours south to K's hometown for a friend's wedding. The ceremony was at an old historical church built in 1887 which was quaint and beautiful.

 The wedding reception was at the South Florida Museum which is also the home to the Snooty the manatee. It was a beautiful outdoor setting in the middle of the museum.

And here's Snooty who I've actually been wanting to meet for a few years now.

Some photobooth fun was also had...

On Sunday, it was time to hit the road to head back home.

Once we got back into Orlando, we stopped at Sea Dog Brewing Company for some lunch. I have to admit, I had a hangover from hell and it was much needed. Their buffalo chicken dip is delish!

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

Valentine's Weekend Festivities

Another busy, busy weekend...

On Friday evening I came home from work to find Lola dressed in a cute Valentine's outfit and some roses from my two loves. You can tell she's getting big but I still love picking her up like a baby!
K and I then headed to Downtown Disney to have dinner at Planet Hollywood before the SOJA concert at the House of Blues. SOJA is a reggae band from Arlington, Virginia that I absolutely love. My sister gifted used the concert tickets for Christmas so I've been looking forward to the show for a while.

On Saturday we took Lola to her final training class at PetSmart. She passed her graduation class not exactly with flying colors and got her certificate of achievement so we're done with puppy training!

After training, K and I headed to Epcot to continue the Valentine's festivities. 

We did some shopping in China and had some drinks in Japan, Morocco and England.  

We capped off the night with a double-date dinner in the France pavilion at the Monsieur Paul restaurant. I had the duck entree which was amazing and same for the wine was but holy expensive!! On the plus side, we were seated by the window which overlooked the 9pm fireworks so the view was priceless.

By the time we were done with dinner it was at 10:30pm and the park was closed for the day so we had a peaceful walk back to the car without tripping over a million people and got some great photos. It was the perfect end to Valentine's day!

Sunday was a relaxing day at home. Lola played dress up in her new Chinese kimono I bought at Epcot and I also love the little Buddha statue I got for my office desk.

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday Recap & Weekly Favorites

Happy Friday 13th!

I've never been superstitious about Friday the 13th. I'm actually born on December 13th so I think of it as a lucky day, if anything. This week seemed to crawl by as they all seem to do...

~ K came home with girl scout cookies from a coworker. Gah! My two favorite types - Caramel deLites & Thin Mints...I'm hiding them until after my trip to Trinidad next weekend.

~ Received a cute Valentine's note and scratch-off lottery ticket from a coworker. Didn't win shit but it was very thoughtful of her.

~ The job threw a lunch party yesterday. Who doesn't love free lunch?

~ Said lunch party also had several raffle prizes and I won a $25 Brio gift card. I see happy hour and wine happening in the near future.

Favorite Valentine's Cocktail Recipe:
Blue Chair Bay's Island Mimosa sounds like the perfect adult beverage for Valentine's day or Sunday brunch this weekend.

Favorite Shopping Finds: 
I posted about my love for peplum tops yesterday. These are the two that I picked up over the weekend from Express.
Zip Back Peplum Tank

I also picked up these two tops for work which are super comfy and the material is soft & silky.

Mixed Texture Zip Front Tee

Favorite Recipe: 
Nadine's Asian Zoodles recipe looks phenomenal! Let's be honest, a low-carb alternative to a tasty Asian dish is a must try!

Favorite Funny:
Featuring the mischievous yet loving Lola...

I'm counting down the days until my sunny getaway to the Caribbean for my best friend's wedding...

Have a fun and safe weekend loves!

Joining Amanda and Tif for their Friday linkups.

Weekend Happenings

The quiet weekends after the holidays were short-lived for me and some busy weekends are here to stay for a while...

 On Friday night, we went to the Magic vs Lakers game and got some nice seats pretty close to the court courtesy of my job and surprisingly the Magic got a win.

After the game we stopped at Church Street Tavern for some dinner and cold beverages before calling it a night.

On Saturday we took Lola to her 5th training class (she graduates next weekend) and then stopped off at a pet-friendly restaurant for some lunch.

On Saturday night, Kerri hosted a blogger's night at her place. Kate, Kerri & I had such a fun time watching chick flicks, drinking wine and playing Cards Against Humanity. We hung out and chit-chatted for a few hours before heading out...

We headed to The Brass Tap bar for some craft beers and live music. Such a fun night with these two pretty ladies and fellow bloggers!

On Sunday, K and I went to the mall, which is a miracle in itself to get him to go shopping with me. It happens about once a year but this was my "gift" after he spent last weekend in Vegas for a bachelor party. We picked up a couple things before heading for a quick bite to eat at The Gnarly Barley craft beer and sandwich shop.

What a fun weekend!

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup every Monday.

Christmas Time Weekending

We meet again here on a Monday but luckily it's a short work week. I had a fairly low-key weekend which was much needed. On Friday, we did a Secret Santa gift exchange at work and I was gifted some puppy treats, a dog photo frame tree ornament and a gift card for Alex and Ani.   
We spent Friday night at home with Lola and she loved her new puppy teething rings.

On Saturday, I relaxed with Lola all day while nursing a migraine. I made these beef bites from Trader Joe's which are a really good snack or appetizer to take to a party. 

On Saturday night we went to a friend's holiday housewarming party and had a great night out with friends.

On Sunday, I got to sleep in which felt great. Later in the day we took Lola on a little road trip to visit friends and their baby girl who is exactly the same age as Lola (born a day apart). 

I'm looking forward to spending Christmas this week with family and friends.

How was your weekend?

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.